Chérie Chérie Bow…

2013 January 31, Thursday

For Spring 2013, Dior dresses their makeup collection with bows, which the late Christian Dior himself adored, and their famous houndstooth checks.

There’s a lot of pinks here as the couturier found pink to be “the softest of colours” and the colour “of happiness and femininity”.

The star product this in the collection are 2 palettes of 3 eyeshadows, a black eyeliner and a fresh pink gloss.

Below are my picks… I happen to like all 3 nail polishes!

Get in the Pink ladies!


Daria Strokous

Chérie Bow Palette

Chérie Bow Palette



Spring 2012 makeup trends

2012 January 6, Friday

Spring is coming right up and Chanel, Dior and Shu Uemura have some nice offerings!  So please allow me to share with you some of my faves here.

Chanel’s Spring Harmony collection is all about radiance and glow with either peachy warmth or rosiness.  The star product, Blush Horizon de Chanel, gives you rosy cheeks or peachy radiance all in one compact.  Fans of Rouge Coco Shine will also be happy to get their hands on the new Rouge Coco Baume.  A silky smooth lip balm made with cane sugar known for its restorative properties.

Dior’s Garden Party collection is, like the name suggests, about a blooming garden in Spring.  Hues of pinks and violets to represent the flora in bloom and greens for the greenery all around.  The 5 Couleurs palette is oh so pretty with the with flower motif embossed eye shadows.  And exciting nail colours make it fun and cheerful!

Meanwhile, another garden is in full bloom at Shu Uemura.  Celestial Garden is the house’s 134th Mode Makeup collection and it is a very colourful one.  With shades of green, blue, yellow, pink etc. it’s gonna make you spoilt for choice.  I especially like the Creamy Dome Cheek for it’s easy-to-use and natural finish.  Just run the dome effortlessly on the cheeks and circle around with your fingertips and voila!  And to make your eyes prettier without overdoing it, you can put on these limited edition falsies.  Angel Wink is a set of not so long falsies for you to add accent to your upper lashes for a fairy like wink.  But if you want more drama, you can wear them on the lower lash line to widen those eyes…

Have fun exploring these Spring sensations!

Dior Beaute Fall Collection 2010

2010 September 22, Wednesday

Following hot on the trends of vibrating mascaras, Dior has introduced a spanking new one that rotates as it vibrates.

Diorshow 360 is the new mascara that emphasizes the volume, curl and length of the lashes as it rotates with the famous zig-zag action on its own without you having to do the work yourself.  With its long-wearing “lash wax” stretch formula, you’ll be able to see how your lashes will “grow” in an instant.

Launched at the same time is Diorshow Maximizer.  A lash care that can be worn alone to nourish the lashes as well as a base to “fatten” them up.  Use it with Diorshow360 and achieve va-va-voom lashes!

Eye shadows come in smoky purple hues of mauves and violets.  And there’s a special edition of a logomania eye shadow duo in smoky black and high shine silver!  Almost as shiny as a mercury ball.

Lips are luxuriously wrapped in Sérum de Rouge in varied shades of pink or highlighted and glossed with Dior Addict High Color or Ultra Gloss.

Come join us the following weekend for some insight knowledge of how to flatter your individual figures.  Celeb designer to stars like Lin Chiling, Fann Wong and Joi Chua among many others, Keith Png, will be on hand to advise you on the right clothes to enhance the silhouette of your individual body shapes.  And of course, I will be going through with you the full makeup process to show you how you can turn yourself from a plain Jane to a fresh faced beauty with light makeup or a sultry sex symbol with a more sophisticated look with Dior‘s Summer palette.

And after the session, Keith and I will pick the best put-together candidate to win a SGD500 Dior beauty hamper!

Where?  Paragon Atrium.

When?  7th May to 9th May 2010  1pm – 5pm

How much?  SGD150 But fully redeemable!!!  You get valuable hands-on tips for free!!!  So what’s there to consider???

Call 67374709 to make reservations now!

I was anticipating my skin to breakout big time when I return to warm, humid Singapore from a very cold and dry Beijing after staying there for one month as it usually happens.  But to my pleasant surprise, it did not happen and I’ve been back for 10 days already.  I’m not sure if it’s the case, but I suspect it is Dior‘s Capture Totale One Essentiel that prevented that from happening.

I started using it before my trip and used it every day and night until it ran out a few days after I got back.  (good timing huh)  It is a serum that’s applied after cleansing before your skin care products to help the skin repair itself and at the same time provides a platform for the products after it to work even better.  It also eliminates toxins and reactivates cell regeneration.   As a result, wrinkles are reduced, skin becomes firmer and complexion illuminated.

It’s already in stores so you can go try it out.  🙂

Capture Total One Essential

Dior Xmas Look 2009

2009 November 30, Monday

This Xmas, Dior presents Cristal Boréal.  A luxurious pendant, shaped like the backs of the armchairs in Christian Dior’s Paris studio in Avenue Montaigne and inspired by the magnificence of Versailles and the splendour of the 18th century.  And on it are specially created multi-coloured crystals by Swarovski that evoked the sunlight’s reflection through Galerie des Glaces in Versailles.

For the eyes, there is the limited edition Cristal Boréal Eye Shadow as well as the regular 5 colour palettes.  Instead of black, the Style Liner in this collection is in a sparkling purple to complement the eye shades which is mostly of purple and mauve shades.

Lips also pout in shades of mauve and pink for allover harmony.  And “crystallize” your nails in sweet pale pink with glitters or dramatize them in silver purple.

Diorskin Nude

2009 October 25, Sunday

I really like the finish of the Natural Glow Fresh Powder Makeup in the Diorskin Nude range.  You can barely feel it’s on.  With almost 20% water in it, it gives a very luminous finish that’s not heavy and cakey like many mineral loose powder foundations.  Try it on with the complementary (not complimentary) brush and see for yourself.

Natural Glow Hydrating Makeup.  A liquid foundation that’s ultra light and comfortable to wear.  Wear it alone for a dewy finish or with your regular loose powder for a mat look.  If more coverage is desired, then try layering the fresh powder makeup over the liquid foundation.

Skin Perfecting Hydrating Concealer completes the range.  It’s unique texture melts into the skin and instantly “refreshes” the complexion.  Remember to always use a little at a time.

This whole range contains mineralized water caring for the skin as it beautifies.

And of course to sensationalize the whole campaign, sex siren Monica Bellucci goes nude too!  Mama Mia!

Dior fall 2009 – Jazzclub

2009 August 15, Saturday

Think Louise Brooks, art deco, the Charleston era and flapper girls.  What comes to mind would be the romantic, soft images of black and white movies and pictures.  Dark eyes, small lips on pale faces.

This fall, Dior presents Jazzclub.  A collection inspired by the glam, jazz-age era that Hollywood became world famous for its filming industry.

The new addition to DiorSkin Poudre Libre, Dior’s moisturizing loose powder with shimmer pigments, brings you one step closer to that hollywood glamour shine!

Eye colours are in high contrasts from sparkling crystal white to sparkling black from the singles to smokey purples and plums in the 5 colour palette.  While lips are in bright, popping shades.

And the star product of the season is…  the Jazzclub!  2 stylish compacts with 6 eye shades each from metallic white, burnt silver and grey, to bring glam Hollywood highlights to your peepers.  And muted shades like mauve, taupe and black for that sultry smokey look.